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EDINBURGH
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location on Copacabana with helpful staff and excellent breakfast.Rooftop pool with great views over the beach good but quite small.We asked for a late check out to 3pm which was agreed at no cost.Recommended

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have nothing but good things to say about this hotel. The room was spacious nice and clean. The rooftop bar and pool were awesome. The beach services were fantastic and the buffet breakfast was delicious! Get the full ocean view rooms! It's worth the expense. The location is also very nice. At 10 pm we saw many families, single...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right in front of Copacabana beach, the room was at a corner so we had a full view of the beach in front and to the side. The sunrise and sunsets were mesmerizing. The room was spacious and very clean, and the bed was super comfortable. The expresso coffee was superb, so it didn't matter to me it was not...

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Schoeftland, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, my fourth time at the Windsor Excelsior Copacabana and what I can say is that the rooms are big and clean, staff are most of the time friendly and helpful and the breakfast amazing with many options. And beach service is a great thing. But they definitely need to make some changes... Rooftop swimming pool should have sun umbrellas...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location on the copacabana. I had a superior room, it was soso, but the staff s very, very good. Maybe withe exception of the lady who is supposed to distribute chocolates in the evenings who woke me up late on the first evening and rather gruffly gave me the chocolates for all the evenings of my stay. But apart...

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Fort Pierce, Florida
Reviewed January 14, 2017

The pictured room here was similar to our upper floor corner room. We had views from one end of Copacabana Beach to the other. Stunning. Fromm the rooftop pool area could also see the Redeemer in the distance. The buffet breakfast is very extensive, offering almost anything you might seek; especially heavy on fruit, but meats, eggs, pastries and breads,...

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The staff was simply superb. Great with information about the area, security, and service. The breakfast was breathtaking. The location was great, less than a block to Copacabana Beach. Lots of great places to eat around the hotel. Fantastic in all aspects. Oh, the room was great too!

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Tim, We appreciate your kind comments on our hotel, services and staff. We hope you have kept good memories of your days with us. We hope to see you again. Kindly,

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for two weekends on the either end of a business trip to another city. I really enjoyed both stays with the second stint even better than the first due to an improved room mainly because the view was much better. I had a partial and clean view room in each case but the 2nd time I was...

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Shivtheknife, We appreciate your kind comments on our hotel, services and staff. We hope you have kept good memories of your days with us. We hope to see you again. Kind regards,

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is centrally located on Copacabana beach and has a lovely rooftop pool and bar with a wonderful view over the beach. There are some lovely restaurants close by and some great beach bars with live music on the passeo opposite the hotel. It is for this reason that the hotel gets a 4 rating. The rooms are small...

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Karen, Thank you very much for your time to leave us a comment about Windsor Excelsior Hotel. I am glad that your stay with us was enjoyable. Best Regards,

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed December 6, 2016

I would strongly recommend this hotel for its location right across the beach, nice staff and awesome breakfast!!! However few tips - Information is given generally if you ask for it, so ask maximum options. Best way to exchange currency is at nearby outlets for full rates, ok at hotel with some less rate and least at airport as you...

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, We appreciate your kind comments on our hotel, services and staff. We hope you have kept good memories of your days with us. And we hope to see you again in Rio! Kindly, Charles Agostinho

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Windsor Excelsior Hotel

Address: Avenida Atlantica 1800 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: $147 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Windsor Excelsior Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 233
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Also Known As:
Hotel Windsor Excelsior
Windsor Excelsior Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#18 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#22 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#23 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#30 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“Full ocean view rooms are worthwhile.”
 of 5 bubbles Mikefar, 6 days ago | Read review
“Spend the money for one of the Luxury rooms on the corners facing the beach. Large roomy, and the views are great”
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  • Looking down Copacabana Beach in other direction from above photo
 of 5 bubbles rjg1219, Jan 14, 2017 | Read review
“Best deal is to book for 3 nights and pay for 2 nights, go for sea view rooms!!!”
 of 5 bubbles vivekpawaskar, Dec 6, 2016 | Read review
“Get full beach view so you aren't facing other buildings as well as for the view itself.”
 of 5 bubbles SharonDunedin, Nov 11, 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront is more expensive but worth it! Noise of traffic, surf and cafe music if you open the window”
  • Looking towards Ipanema which is at right angles to Copacabana
 of 5 bubbles N3347RLclaire, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
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